The 10 Best Baseball Songs Ever

Courtesy of PasteMagazne.com and the Los Angeles Times, here’s a list of the top 10 Baseball Songs (That Aren’t John Fogerty’s “Centerfield.”) ever written.

What do you think? I don’t remember hearing their top choice. I guess I’d have to go with the Steve Goodman song, which is No. 5 on this list. If you haven’t heard it, check it out here on YouTube.

And Eddie Vedder’s “All the Way” — a tribute to the Cubs, certainly deserves a spot on this list.

No.1 “The Ballad of Russell Perry” by Vigilantes of Love: “Bill Mallonees heartfelt tale of a wily, navel-gazing Tennessee fast baller,” says the magazine.
No. 2: “Baseball Dreams” by The Naturals with Mel Allen: “The Run-DMC of baseball music,” says the magazine.
No. 3: “Catfish” by Bob Dylan: “His Bob-ness waxes country-blues poetic on A’s pitcher Jim Catfish Hunter.”
No. 4: “Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?” by Natalie Cole: “An ode to the man who broke Major League baseball’s color barrier.”
No. 5: “A Dying Cub Fans Last Request” by Steve Goodman: “The most perfect, heartbreaking baseball song ever written.”
No. 6: “(Love is Like a) Baseball Game” by The Intruders: “A curveball from Philly-soul producers Gamble & Huff.”
No. 7: “Pete Rose Affinity” by Summer Hymns: “A classic tale of childhood autograph-seeking gone awry.”
No. 8: “Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)” by The Treniers: “Mays actually sings backup on this big-band romp, while Quincy Jones conducts.”
No. 9: “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” by The Hold Steady: “No one rocks this 7th-inning-stretch tradition like Craig Finn and co.”
No. 10: “Tessie” by Dropkick Murphys: “A punked-out shout-out to Boston’s famed Royal Rooters.”

2 thoughts on “The 10 Best Baseball Songs Ever

  1. Two more: “Cheap Seats” by Alabama, an ode to minor league baseball (“…but at least we’re triple-A”); and “Home Run” by Geoff Moore and the Distance.

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